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The U.S. Patent Certificate Has a New Cover Design, Let’s Take a Look

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will announce the new design of its patent certificate cover at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. This new design will be used for the first time in the 10 millionth patent granted by the USPTO. USPTO pointed out that since the US President George. Since George Washington granted the first invention-creation patent in 1790, the basic design of the patent certificate has not changed more than 12 times. In the past 100 years, the USPTO has only redesigned it twice.


The current patent certificate design began 30 years ago. On March 11, 2018, USPTO announced the new design of its patent certificate.


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The new design of the cover of the patent certificate adopted since the 10 millionth US patent


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Current patent cover design


The USPTO pointed out, “According to the provisions of the US Constitution, patent rights should be granted for inventors’ inventions and creations. The 10 millionth patent symbolizes an important turning point in the United States’ global achievements in innovation and economic power. The United States has more than 200 years of history in intellectual property protection. "


"A group of in-house graphic designers led by USPTO employee Jeff Isaacs created a new design for the cover of the patent certificate.


After several repeated selections, Drew Hishfeld, deputy director of the Patent Inspection Policy Department of USPTO, made the final choice from the three designs.


Hirshfield and USPTO Director Andrei Iancu and the incumbent of the American Inventors Hall of Fame Robert Metcalfe will announce the design on March 11.


Andrei Iancu recently served as Director of the USPTO. Metcalfe is the inventor of Ethernet and an innovation professor at the University of Texas at Austin.




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